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Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
opportunity for the last time. >> reporter: the stadium roared when president obama was first spotted in the audience. he made news shaking hands with cuban president raul castro, then took the stage to euligize mandela, describing him as a giant of history but human. >> he was not a bust made of march bell, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: mandela's people were impressed. >> he had such great things to say about our leader, the father of our nation. it's great to see such a man that we admire celebrate one of our leaders. >> reporter: other world leaders spoke as did mandela's grandchildren. >> you tower over the world like a comet leaving streaks of light for us to follow. >> reporter: now the focus shifts here to pretoria. behind me the union buildings where nelson mandela's body will lie in state for the next three days. tracie potts, nbc news, pretoria. >> jim vance will be in south africa for the final tributes for his reports starting th
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama spoke to the nation a short time ago. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings we will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama, mrs. obama president bush and his wife will travel together. local leaders feel a special connection to the legacy. tom sherwood has more on how mandela's work helped shape the people shaping our community today. >> reporter: josh williams for 30 years led the metropolitan labor council. he still gets gidy when he talks about meeting mandela here in 1990. >> i would say it's such an honor to meet you madiba. i didn't say mandela, i said madiba. don't ask me why, it just came out of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
running again. at the board of elections, tom sherwood, news 4. >>> just because you signed up for obama care does not mean you are covered. it's 90% functional. at peak times, signing up could not work. >> reporter: the front end of healthcare.gov was working well. 375,000 users say the administrators between midnight and noon. senior administration officials told nbc news as of 5:30 today, 750,000 users on healthcare.gov. websites have a front end and back end. the back could be a problem. the front end is what you log on to amazon.com and click you want to buy a lightbulb. that's the front end. then the system has to kick out an order to send you a lightbulb. healthcare.gov has problems with both ends. at a can have fee shop in d.c., robert tried to get on healthcare.gov. it didn't crash or freeze, but this note, the site cannot handle a surge of users. the white house says 375,000 logged on between midnight and noon. >> we want to make sure their experience is vastly improved. >> reporter: it was this weekend in northern virginia. obama care navigators got people logged in and signed
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